The curious relationship between walking and thinking

If you have an issue plaguing you, try this: Take it with you and walk it out. 

See if you don’t feel closer to resolution after a twenty-minute walk.

If ambitious, go for an hour walk . . . do you even have an issue now?

People have remarked on the curious relationship between walking and thinking. The rhythm of the body frees the mind, just as the rhythm of a mother’s walk puts at rest her babe-in-arms. 

Solvitur ambulando, declared the ancients:  

          “It is solved by walking.” 

Wordsworth wrote many of his poems on the move. Nietzsche claimed to have made all his philosophical discoveries while walking, and Kierkegaard wrote that “I have walked myself into my best thoughts.”

~ Colin Thubron in Intelligent Life magazine.

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